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EU leaders agree on migrant deal with Turkey

President of the European Council Donald Tusk has confirmed all EU leaders have reached an agreement with Turkey's prime minister to curb the migration crisis.

The new arrangements could come into force as soon as Sunday after a revised deal was reached between Turkish PM Ahmet Davutoglu and European Council president Donald Tusk in Brussels.

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The Royal Navy ship being sent to tackle smuggling gangs

Royal Navy ship RFA Mounts Bay is being deployed to tackle people smugglers bringing migrants across the Aegean Sea.

RFA Mounts Bay, an amphibious warfare ship that has the capability of launching landing craft and amphibious vehicles Credit: PA/MoD

The amphibious landing ship will use an onboard Wildcat helicopter to provide information to the Turkish coastguard.

It is hoped that officials will then be able to intercept boats attempting the perilous crossing to Greece.

The ship will join naval vessels from Germany, Canada, Turkey and Greece as part of Nato's first intervention in the migrant crisis.

Two Border Force cutters will also join the operation, along with a third boat - the chartered civilian vessel VOS Grace - which is already in the Aegean.

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